There’s still plenty of cold weather in the forecast for WNY. Luckily, we have a Buffalo beer bucket list full of wonderful winter beers to warm you up!
Order a pint at your favorite Buffalo beer bar, or craft your own pack at your local bottle shop or grocery store. If you’re looking for beer in Buffalo, you’re in luck. You can locate all of these beers locally at our certified accounts.
1. Sponge Candy Stout
Brewed by Resurgence Brewing
This stout is subtly sweet. And yes, it’s made with real sponge candy from Watson’s Chocolates. This Buffalo beer is flavorful, but very drinkable. You’ll smell the sponge candy sweetness at first, but it’s beautifully complemented by the caramel and toffee flavors. This stout is worth trying even if you don’t love sponge candy.
2. Frosty the IPA
Brewed by Hamburg Brewing
If hops make you the happiest, reach for this hoppy winter brew. This is not a super bitter beer, but instead has a big hop aroma and juicy flavor. The passion fruit and grapefruit flavors come together to create a tart, slightly sweet IPA with a frosty finish.
3. Orange Chocolate Blonde Ale
Brewed by Ellicottville Brewing
Zesty orange citrus meets rich milk chocolate to create this Orange Chocolate Blonde Ale. This blonde ale is brewed with chocolate from the local chocolatiers at Platter’s Chocolate Factory. Sipping this beer reminds us of biting into an orange chocolate truffle.
4. Asylum Robust Porter
Brewed by 42 North Brewing
Stop and smell the toffee. If you demand to drink dark in the winter, you’ll appreciate this robust and roasty porter by 42 North Brewing. Think big malt flavors plus complex coffee and chocolate notes with a hint of bitterness. This one is available year-round, but especially a favorite during the winter months so we couldn’t leave it off our list.
5. Blizzard Bock Dark Lager
Brewed by Flying Bison Brewing
This German-style dunkel bock is smooth and malty, as any bock should be. The rich, toasty flavor plus the holiday spices make this beer a solid choice for a cold winter day. Plus, this brew is named after a blizzard and that’s as Buffalo as it gets.
6. You Gots To Chill
Brewed by Pressure Drop Brewing & Labatt Brew House
There’s a new IPL in town. This India Pale Lager is a collaboration between Pressure Drop Brewing and Labatt Brew House. The lager base balances the hoppiness to create a brew that’s light and crisp yet hoppy and fruity. You’ll taste grapefruit, papaya, and mango as you sip this one.